Queen's English


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(The) Queen's English

"Official" British English. He can't even speak The Queen's English! Despicable!
See also: English

the ˌKing’s/ˌQueen’s ˈEnglish

(old-fashioned or humorous) (in Britain) correct standard English: I can’t understand a word you’re saying. Can’t you speak the Queen’s English?
See also: English
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The app, which has over one million active users, can also learn from historical text, as with the Queen's English, and also from the user's email, SMS or social media data.
But the remaining two-thirds cannot speak Welsh and in practice virtually all the assembly's public business is done solely in the Queen's English.
At the other end of the spectrum, Carolivia Herron's controversial Nappy Hair has been criticized for a host of issues, among them the problematic nature of her comments about language: the main character is praised for speaking both the King's and Queen's English, as if this mastery compensates for her nappy hair.
Fortunately, Lake Superior State Unversity annually provides a list of the current generation of cliches--what it calls its "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Media and General Uselessness.
Slang terms and pronunciations provide American listeners with another side of "the Queen's English.
For example, English is the first language in both cities, but the dissimilarities in American and the Queen's English often make it difficult for either to understand the other.
BRITISH firms are being urged to cash in on a massive export trade - the Queen's English.
Entre los primeros ejemplos de un escritor caribeno que alcanza esta madurez, se cita a Claude McKay, quien pasaba del Queen's English al patois con toda naturalidad.
My e-mail response to colleague Andree suggested he consider emulating the style of the Royal Bank of Canada's Letter, which is distributed hugely as a public relations device and faithfully follows the Queen's English.
This is a highly intentional black futurism, signaled by catch-phrases like "dreams and imagination" dropped into the maelstrom: on top, DJs like JB deliver a stream of consciousness in the dizzying verbal mix of Jamaican patois, local accents (here, deep cockney), mocking Queen's English and American rap - quite literally, shape-shifting for survival.
Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University has released its 41st annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
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Sorry, I wanted to try to and appeal to a wider range of multicultural supporters but since this is my first column I will stick to good old Queen's English, apologies if it is hard to understand if you're of the Newcastle persuasion.
London, June 5 ( ANI ): The Queen's English society has announced that it will cease to exist at the end of this month as no one cares about speaking proper English language anymore.
Using artificial intelligence to correct and predict words as they are typed and to mark the Queen's 60-year reign, SwiftKey have released the Queen's English